Tyler Kennedy: Now Is Your Time To Shine With Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin

January 6th, 2011 by Mark Lesko Leave a reply »
The Pittsburgh Penguins' blowout 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning was a lot of fun to watch for Pens fans, but there was one aspect of the game that I was most interested in.

With several days off prior to Wednesday's game to work Jordan Staal back into the swing of things, I wanted to see how the new Malkin-Staal-Kennedy line would do.

The result was a success, with Evgeni Malkin scoring just seven seconds into the game.

What was more intriguing to watch was the play of Tyler Kennedy.

Kennedy has had a lot of ups and downs in his Penguins career, and many Pens fans are becoming annoyed with his inconsistency.

Well, now is his golden opportunity to get something going in a positive direction. He is now playing with two superstars, and watching how the Lightning defended Malkin and Staal, there is going to be a lot of space for Kennedy to get shots.

Kennedy finished Wednesday's game with a goal, an assist and a plus-two rating, all while playing left wing, a position he has never played before.

Kennedy finally played aggressively and looked far more comfortable than he ever has ...

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